Pooka is a very fast cruising open-bridgedeck catamaran designed by well known multihull designer Dick Newick. She was meticulously constructed by Peter Walsh of Argosy Marine in Westerly, RI. Peter is a graduate of the Landing School of Boatbuilding and Design in Kennebunkport, Maine.
Pooka has had but two owners. Her first owner's family of four cruised her at least six months of each year between Eastern Canada and the Bahamas. The current owners have cruised her seasonally in New England waters.
Pooka reflects her designer's philosophy of simplicity and seaworthiness. This approach is evident throughout the vessel. Her systems are easy to maintain and her accommodation plan is comfortable whether in port or at sea. Pooka sleeps up to 7 persons in 5 single berths and one double berth.
The interior, while not palatial, has proven to be more than adequate for extended off shore blue water cruising. She also features a very large and comfortable cockpit, part of which is covered by a Bimini Top that provides shelter from the elements.
Pooka is a legitimate fast cruiser; capable of reaching speeds of over 20 knots. Her owner typically plans for 200+ nautical mile daily runs while on passage. This level of performance is achieved by a combination of low weight, low windage, exceptional underwing clearance, an efficient underbody, and very efficient rig.
Pooka is a boat for sailors who, first and foremost, appreciate a catamaran with fine sailing qualities. As a bonus, she has very attractive lines and has a practical cruising interior. She is at her best when efficiently, safely and comfortably eating up the miles on long ocean passages. Pooka is truly one of a kind sport cruising catamaran.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Argosy Marine, Westerly RI
Designer: Dick Newick
LOA: 42 ft 0 in
Beam: 24 ft 6 in
LWL: 39 ft 9 in
Maximum Draft: 3 ft 0 in
Displacement: 9800 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 59 ft 0 in
Fresh Water Tanks: (12 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (21 Gallons)
Total Power: 15hp Max Speed: 7.5+ knots
Accommodations Pooka can sleep up to seven persons in 5 single berths and one double berth. Her seamanlike interior is simply but cleanly finished. All berths have 4 inch thick foam cushions. Ample storage for both short and long term cruising is located throughout the vessel.
Each hull has a separate entrance from the aft cockpit. The cockpit enclosure allows stooping headroom passage from one hull to the other during bad weather. The enclosure also offers a large sheltered activity area whether at sea or in port; dramatically increasing the usable living space of the vessel.
Port Hull Walk Through At the foot of the companionway in the port hull is the navigation station. This area is equipped with Blue Sea Systems master electrical control panel, a chart table, chart storage and an electronics area.
Opposite the navigation station is a hanging locker for foul weather gear, etc. and three shelves for navigation books.
A "Spronk" type head is located in the underwing.
A single berth is located aft of the companionway.
A double berth which spans the width of the hull is located forward of the navigation station.
Forward of the double berth is a washroom equipped with a stainless steel sink. Fresh water is supplied by a double action foot pump.
The bow area forward of the wash room contains a single berth.
Starboard Hull Walk Through At the foot of the companionway in the starboard hull is the galley.
A single berth is located aft of the companionway.
Next forward from the galley is the dinette area, equipped with a fold down table and seating for 4 to 5 persons.
A "Spronk" type head is located in the underwing.
Forward of the dinette is a washroom equipped with a stainless steel sink. Fresh water is supplied by a double acting foot pump.
The bow area contains a single berth with an optional second single berth above it.
Double stainless steel sink with fresh and salt water double acting foot pumps
Norcold, top opening 12 VDC refrigerator
Force 10 two burner LPG stove
Removable Stovetop oven
Completely integrated ST290 Raymarine Navigation System consisting of the following components:
ST290 CPU/Processor Module
C120 12" Color Chart Plotter
High Performance 24" Radar System
M81190 Flux Gate Compass
Autohelm ST-4000 Tiller Drive Autopilot with remote Control Unit
Port & Stbd Independently Programmable Digital Data Displays
Active Wind Speed Pod
Active Depth Pod
Active Digital Speed Pod (NO moving parts)
240 Modular VHF Radio with DSC Capability
Wireless Portable Remote Control for Autopilot, etc.
Plus the following:
2 Ritchie bulkhead compasses (Port & Starboard).
AM/FM Stereo CD Player & Radio with both interior & exterior speakers.
Sitex SSB receiver
Recent Charts for New England Coast
12VDC Solar & Engine Charged Battery electrical system.
2 (two) 230 amp-hour 6V deep cycle batteries wired in series.
10A alternator charging from the outboard motor.
2 Siemens 70W solar panels.
2 Solavolt 85W solar panels.
Solar Electric 25W solar voltage regulator.
Blue Sea Systems DC and AC Distribution panel with circuit breakers, volt meter, and ammeter.
LED navigation lights, LED anchor light, steaming light and foredeck light.
Efficient fluorescent and LED interior lighting.
Ancor Marine wire sized for maximum 3 percent voltage drop.
Mainsail: 2005 640 sq. ft. fully battened 8.5 Oz. Carbon Taffeta mainsail by Calvert Sails with 3 slab reefing points and Forte tubular carbon battens. Is also equipped with custom high-lift headboard.
Roller Furling Jib: 2007 300 sq. ft. 8.5 Oz. Carbon Taffeta battened jib by UK Halsey Sailmakers equipped with four vertical battens and 5 oz integral sun cover.
Storm Jib: 2007 100 sq. ft. 9 oz Dacron storm jib by UK Halsey Sailmakers with 1 sq meter of reflective orange on each side.
Light Air Jib: 300 sq. ft. battened laminated Spectra jib for light air sailing.
Spinnaker: 1100 sq. ft. asymmetrical spinnaker by Maine Sailing Partners
Sail Cover: 2007 heavy duty blue canvas monogrammed with "POOKA".
Fractional sloop rig
52 ½' Rotating "C" Section Composite Mast with 24" chord (Adds 105 sq. ft. to effective sail area).
The mast was built to a Geougeon Brothers design. It is wood/epoxy sheathed in 1/4" Bruynzeel mahogony marine plywood. The internal web is of douglas fir. Carbon fiber was used in the stress points (e.g., forestay, diamond wire and shroud attachment points). The mast base is almost entirely carbon. The entire mast with the forestay weighs 400 lbs.
17' Aluminum boom by Metalmast with "wings" to facilitate reefing.
Heavy duty Schaefer Lazy Jack system.
Synthetic Spectra shrouds with Precourt Blocks for maximum strength & minimum weight.
Type 304 SS forestay with swaged terminal connections to Harken Mark II roller furling system.
Spare 304 SS shrouds with swaged terminal connections.
3 internal Spectra Halyards.
Separate radar reflector and flag halyards.
Open bridgedeck design with accommodations in the hulls.
Aluminum forebeam by Metalmast.
Large foredeck net.
Large mid-ships cockpit with mesh trampoline (provides excellent
storage for fully inflated dinghy).
Large aft cockpit protected by custom Sunbrella canopy over tubular frame with windshield, enclosure panels and screens.
Small steering cockpits to port and starboard.
Secure storage lockers built into the amidships and aft crossbeams.
Low aspect fixed keels on each hull provide simplicity and easy beaching (daggerboards could be easily retrofitted if desired).
Balanced spade rudders operated by tillers connected to each rudder with a connecting link tube between the two tillers.
Skateaway Systems Removable Bow Sprit (not installed).
6 Lewmar #10 Deck Hatches (New 2008)
2 Lewmar #30 Deck Hatches
4 Bomar Verical Hatches.
1 12 V two speed,
1 2000 series solar
1 3000 series solar day and night
2 3000 series solar day only
Sail Handling Equipment Winches · 3 x Lewmar 44ST 2 speed winches for Jib and Main Halyard · 3 x Harken 40ST 2 speed winches for Mainsheet, Traveler, and Jib Halyard
Sheet Clutches (22) · 2 Spinlock XCS Clutches - Mainsheet Port & Starboard – Rear X Beam · 2 Spinlock XCS Clutches - Traveler Port & Starboard - Rear X Beam · 2 Spinlock XCS Clutches - Running Backstays Port & Starboard · 2 Spinlock XCS Clutches - Primary Jib Sheet Port & Starboard · 2 Spinlock XCS Clutches - Jib BarberHaul Controls Port & Starboard · 2 Spinlock XCS Clutches - Mast Rotation Port & Starboard · 2 Spinlock XCS Clutches - Jib & Spinnaker Halyards · 1 Spinlock XCS Clutch - Jib Furler – Port Cockpit · 1 Spinlock XCS Clutch - Spinnaker Tack – Starboard Cockpit · 1 Spinlock XCS Clutch - Mainsail Outhaul (In Boom) · 1 Spinlock Clutch - Main Halyard · 3 Antal Clutches - 3 Mainsail Reefing Points (In Boom) · 1 Antal Clutch - Lazy Jack Control – On Boom
Other · 17' Harken Big Boat Traveler with articulating Traveler Car and integral turning/control blocks. · Port & Starboard Harken Jib Big Boat Tracks and “Pin” Blocks. · Aluminum Toe Rails on Port & Stb Sides providing infinite attachment points. · 4 Harken 1600 Snatch Blocks. · 2 Harken 1609 High Load/Trunnion Snatch Blocks.
Hulls of strip plank composite construction over male molds utilizing 3/4 in. Western Red Cedar, 20 ounce and six ounce unidirectional fiberglass and West System epoxy resin. (Features tongue & groove vertical joints & finger horizontal joints for maximum strength.)
Douglas fir plywood decks utilizing multiple fiberglass layers and WEST System epoxy resin.
Watertight bow “Crash” compartments.
Hulls and decks are painted with white AWLGRIP two part polyurethane paint.
ACR Globalfix Type 406 EPIRB with integral GPS (Registered).
MOM 8 Man Overboard Module (Not currently Mounted).
Lifesling2 Overboard Rescue System. Raymarine VHF Radio with integral DSC Capability.
Cockpit Side to Side Jack Line.
Forward & Aft Jack Line.
Hard Cockpit Tether Anchor Points.
Edson 3600 gal/hr manual bilge pump.
LPG Gas Detection and Solenoid Shutoff System.
3 (three) 5 lb. Kidde manual fire extinguishers plus 1 lb. Halon fire
4 life jackets.
1 horseshoe buoy.
Orion SOLAS Flares.
Portable Air Horn.
Bulkhead mounted Ship's Bell.
Cylindrical Radar reflector.
Large and comprehensive Medical Sea Pak first-aid kit.
Watertight bow "Crash" compartments.
Removable stainless steel swim / boarding ladder (attaches to port transom).
Primary Engine: A single 2003 Honda BF15 15HP 4-Stroke outboard with a 28” shaft mounted on a retractable sled located at the center of the rear cross beam. Engine was purchased new in 2006 and has less than 100 hrs use.
Inflatable Dinghy: West Marine HP310 (by Zodiac) with high pressure air floor, oars, pump, & 3hp 2-stroke Johnson outboard.
Magma LPG barbecue grill with hookup to main LPG tank (not currently installed).
Anchor: 1 CQR 45 lb anchor with 20 ft. of 1/4" high tensile SS chain and 100 ft of 3/4" rode.
Anchor: 1 Bruce 44 lb anchor with 20 ft. of 1/4" high tensile SS chain and 100 ft of 3/4" rode.
Anchor: 1 Danforth 35 lb with 20 ft chain and 100 ft of 5/8" rode.
Anchor: 1 18 lb. kettle weight for anchor rode.
2 anchor rollers on front cross beam.
120 ft of 5/8" rode (spare).
Bimini Top for aft cockpit.
2 Katal portable 3000 BTU propane heaters.
Covers for all winches.
Cockpit table (white) with 4 chairs.
6 (six) white fenders.
6 (six) 35' braided dock lines.
Large deck cleats on each corner of boat.
Interlux #5690 Blue Micron Extra bottom paint.
The Multihull Source offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.